In October 2019, Snap-on will introduce the Snap-on Secure Vehicle Gateway solution that will provide access to secure OEM vehicle gateway modules.
The event, which is free, will include a question-and-answer session and is suited for technicians who are interested in either learning more about, or currently own, an Intelligent Diagnostics-enabled platform.
Legions of Snap-on franchisees were equipped for future success at the company’s annual conference in the nation’s capital.
The latest software features new 2018 factory-level coverage for Acura, Audi, Ford, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi and Volkswagen.
Available by visiting diagnostics.snapon.com/IAC, the catalog can be downloaded to a computer, iPad or tablet. It offers accessories for Snap-on diagnostic platforms such as the new APOLLO D8 and families including ZEUS, VERUS, VERDICT, MODIS, SOLUS, Vantage and ETHOS.
This is the first redesigned Snap-on socket since the patented Flank Drive system developed in 1965.
“Without the Wi-Fi turned on, customers aren’t using their tools to their fullest potential and may be missing out on important repair opportunities,” said Leian Wunderlich, software marketing and program manager for Snap-on Diagnostics.
The annual event gives franchisees the tools to advance their businesses while showcasing the latest hand and power tools, diagnostics, tool storage and productivity solutions.
When connected to Wi-Fi, every image captured with the Diagnostic Thermal Imager Elite is automatically uploaded to the cloud via Snap-on’s new Wi-Fi sharing service, AltusDrive.com.
The newest Snap-on platform doesn’t just provide technicians with the answers, it provides them with more confidence, the company says.
Net sales of $935.5 million in the quarter increased $48.4 million, or 5.5 percent, from 2017 levels. This reflected a $7.2 million, or 0.8 percent, organic sales gain, $14.3 million of acquisition-related sales and $26.9 million of favorable foreign currency translation.
The feature upgrades include access to intelligent diagnostics and oil specs and resets, so professional technicians can compare two to four platforms at once to see the features that are offered and the differences between them.